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Fried Yuca (Cassava)
From: Cheerleader

Costa Rican Style. This is my favorite Saturday morning treat that my husband always makes for me. Its very easy and tastes way better than potato french fries.


  • 1 small yucca root or 1 medium yucca root (yuca)
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • salt, to taste

Skin the yuca using a potato peeler or a knife.

Cut the yuca into 2-3 inch chunks and then cut those chunks in half.

Boil the yuca until it is just soft enough to poke with a fork. Don't over boil or let it sit in the hot water or it will become to soft and wont fry.

There is a very indigestible stringy part in the middle, be sure to take that out if its visible.

Cut the half chunks into smaller fry-shaped pieces.

Melt the margarine in a frying pan, add the yuca and fry on medium or medium-low heat, turning occasionally until they are browned to your liking.

Add salt and dip in ketchup.